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Vij allocated Home, Gujjar Education
TEAM Khattar: The newly inducted ministers with Governor SN Arya, Chief Minister ML Khattar and his deputy Dushyant Chautala at Raj Bhawan. Photo: Pradeep Tewari
Portfolios allocated

Vij allocated Home, Gujjar Education

Khattar keeps Finance, Town & Country Planning; Dalal get Agriculture, Law15 Nov 2019 | 10:11 AM

CHANDIGARH: Within hours of Cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday allocated portfolios to his Council of Ministers, giving the key department of Home to Anil Vij, six-time MLA from Ambala Cantonment.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14

Within hours of Cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday allocated portfolios to his Council of Ministers, giving the key department of Home to Anil Vij, six-time MLA from Ambala Cantonment.

In his recommendation to the Governor, Khattar allocated Urban Local Bodies and Technical Education to Vij. He retained the portfolios of Health, Medical Education and Research, Ayush and Science and Technology.

Vij would be the first independent Home Minister in Haryana after a gap of over two decades since Mani Ram Godara in Bansi Lal government in the late 1990s.

Former Speaker Kanwar Pal Gujjar was allocated the portfolios of Education, Forests, Tourism, Parliamentary Affairs and Hospitality.

Mool Chand Sharma would hold charge of Transport, Mines and Geology, Skill Development and Industrial Training and Art and Cultural Affairs. Independent MLA Ranjit Chautala would be Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Jails.

JP Dalal would hold portfolios of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Law and Legislative. Former minister Banwari Lal would be Minister for Cooperation and Welfare of SCs and BCs.

Among Ministers of State, Om Prakash Yadav would hold independent charges of Social Justice and Empowerment and Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare. Lone woman minister Kamlesh Dhanda would hold independent charge of Women and Child Development and Archives.

Cabinet Ministers

  • Anil Vij: Home, Urban Local Bodies, Health
  • Kanwar Pal: Education, Forests, Tourism, Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ranjit Chautala: Power, Jails
  • JP Dalal: Agriculture, Law & Legislative
  • Banwari Lal: Cooperation, Welfare of SCs & BCs
  • Mool Chand Sharma: Transport, Skill Development, Art & Culture

MoS (Independent charge)

  • Om Prakash Yadav: Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Kamlesh Dhanda: Women & Child Development
  • Sandeep Singh: Sports & Youth Affairs
  • Anoop Dhanak: Archaeology and Museums 
Cabinet expansion fails to strike caste, regional balance

Cabinet expansion fails to strike caste, regional balance

15 Nov 2019 | 10:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The much-awaited first Cabinet expansion by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today failed to strike the caste and regional balance.

Despite funds, girls’ school in Rohtak without building

Despite funds, girls’ school in Rohtak without building

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

ROHTAK: The building of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Kharawar village in Rohtak district was declared unsafe and demolished more than a year ago.

Panipat’s AQI ‘very poor’ for 25 days

Panipat’s AQI ‘very poor’ for 25 days

15 Nov 2019 | 10:14 AM

PANIPAT: Industries here have been shut for 19 days, but this seems to have little impact on the air quality.

10 inducted into Haryana Cabinet

10 inducted into Haryana Cabinet

15 Nov 2019 | 10:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Eighteen days after the BJP-led government was formed in Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar expanded his ministry today, inducting six Cabinet Ministers and four Ministers of State.

Man shoots niece, self in Hisar village

Man shoots niece, self in Hisar village

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

HISAR: A man shot his niece and himself after a family dispute in Petwar village of Narnaund subdivision in the district on Thursday.

Youth sent abroad on fake documents; four booked

Youth sent abroad on fake documents; four booked

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANIPAT: The police have booked four persons on the charge of sending a youth abroad on the basis of fake documents and duping him of Rs7.95 lakh.

Trader kills self, kin block road

Trader kills self, kin block road

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

SONEPAT: A local trader, identified as Om Prakash (48), committed suicide at his residence in Sector 15 here on Wednesday night.

Slipway at ITI Chowk soon

Slipway at ITI Chowk soon

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

KARNAL: The Karnal Municipal Corporation is going to construct a slipway at the ITI chowk for the vehicular traffic to enter the city from Delhi.

‘Know Your Case’ launched by police gains popularity

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: In Haryana, there is an increasing trend in the number of persons visiting different police stations and units to get the status of their cases or complaints under the ‘Know Your Case’ scheme, this year.

Woman’s plaint on bid to malign character to be decided afresh

Woman’s plaint on bid to malign character to be decided afresh

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: A wife has filed a complaint before a Gurugram court seeking registration of an FIR against a woman, who she accused of using a fictitious Facebook account and an email id to malign her character before her husband to settle scores.

RTI activist not given data on stray animals

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

PANIPAT: State Information Commissioner (SIC) Jai Singh Bishnoi has summoned Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) of all the districts and state public information officers (SPIOs) of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department, State Police Headquarter, Urban Local Bodies, Panchayat Department and Gau Sewa Commission for not providing information about stray animals to an RTI activist.

Berth to fill, BJPkeeps Independents guessing

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a smart move, the BJP has kept one of the two ministerial slots from its quota vacant to keep the hopes alive of its legislators and certain Independents, who missed the Cabinet bus today.

Construction work causes traffic jamWhat our readers say

Construction work causes traffic jam

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

THE mismanagement of the local administration has led to extreme inconvenience to the residents of Jind as most of the main roads are blocked because of construction activities leaving the vehicular high and dry.

St Joseph band wins state-level eventEducation Notes

St Joseph band wins state-level event

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

Ambala: The team of St Joseph School, Ambala, got second position in the state level inter-school band competition held in GMSS school, Kurukshetra.

Dengue cases rise to 16 in Karnal

Dengue cases rise to 16 in Karnal

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

KARNAL: With three new confirmed cases of dengue by the Health Department through Elisa test, the number has risen to 16 in the district.

Pills, heroin seized in Sirsa; 2 held

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police have seized 22,300 prohibited pharma pills and 1.

IG, officials verify seized drugs before disposal

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

KAITHAL: A drug disposal committee, led by Yogender Nehra, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Karnal range, checked the case property recovered in 180 cases under the NDPS Act which was kept in judicial Maal khana in the court premises here today.

Rumblings in JJP over vacant berth

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: The inability of the JJP to finalise the name of its legislator for Cabinet berth has led speculation about the alleged differences within the party.

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Thieves decamp with ATM in Karnal

15 Nov 2019 | 7:18 AM

KARNAL: Some miscreants decamped with an ATM of Canara Bank in Shambhli village of the district on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

Khattar expands Haryana cabinet; inducts 10 ministers

Khattar expands Haryana cabinet; inducts 10 ministers

15 Nov 2019 | 10:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: After 18 days of dilly-dallying, the BJP-led Khattar government in Haryana on Thursday did the first Cabinet expansion by inducting 10 council of ministers, comprising one from its alliance partner, lone woman and an Independent.

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Kaithal boy hangs himself

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

Kaithal: A youth in the district's Balu village, scared of threats by some village youths, reportedly hanged himself on Tuesday.

Inter Zonal Youth FestEducation notes

Inter Zonal Youth Fest

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

Rohtak: Haryana has a rich cultural heritage and the vivid features of its culture are expressed eloquently in the Inter Zonal Youth Festival ‘UNIFEST’ of the university.

What Our Readers Say

Water suppliers a nuisance

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

There must be around seven RO water suppliers which have around 20 tempo vehicles which deliver water campers door to door which cause traffic jams across the city, especially in the morning. They lack any road safety etiquettes.

‘Instead of informing us or cops, they killed our boy’

‘Instead of informing us or cops, they killed our boy’

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

ROHTAK: The emptiness in her eyes is haunting as tears roll down her face, the only sign that she is alive.

Week after boy’s death, girl goes underground

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

ROHTAK: A week after a Jat boy was beaten to death allegedly by the family of a girl, also a Jat, from Bhagwatipur at their farmhouse after the two were spotted together while returning from Rohtak, the girl’s family has claimed ignorance about any “affair” between the two.

11 portfolios allocated to Dy CM Dushyant

11 portfolios allocated to Dy CM Dushyant

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: Acting on the advice of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana Governor today allocated 11 portfolios, including key departments of Revenue and Disaster Management, Excise and Taxation, Industry and Development and Panchayat, to Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.

Man duped of Rs5.5 lakh on pretext of being sent to Oz

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

KURUKSHETRA: A case of a man being duped on the pretext of being sent to Australia has come to light in Kurukshetra.

Man involved in 25 loots brought to Kurukshetra

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The Kurukshetra police have brought Ajay alias Hitler, accused in nearly 25 cases of dacoity and loot, on production warrant.

Alliance to be put to test after Cabinet expansion, says Vij

Alliance to be put to test after Cabinet expansion, says Vij

14 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMBALA: A day before the much-awaited expansion of Manohar Lal Khattar 2.0 Cabinet takes place on Thursday, Ambala Cantonment BJP MLA and former minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said the BJP-JJP alliance would be put to test after the Cabinet is expanded tomorrow.

Industry’s march against pollution curbs cancelled

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

FARIDABAD: The march announced by the Faridabad Industries Association (FIA), a leading body of the entrepreneurs here, in protest against the ongoing curbs under GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan) on non-gas fuel-based industrial units was cancelled after the reported assurance of the state government to consider its demand.

Vehicle-lifter escapes from police custody

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

GURUGRAM: In a dramatic series of events, a vehicle-lifter managed to flee from the clutches of the police when lodged in a local Civil Hospital.

Man jumps to death from 12th floor

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

FARIDABAD: A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 12th floor of a high-rise commercial building in Surajkund area of the city today.

When, how, who will pay us, ask farmersstubble burning

When, how, who will pay us, ask farmers

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

AMBALA: “When, how and who will pay us,” ask a majority of small and marginal farmers in Ambala on the state government’s cash incentive offer for not burning crop residue in Haryana.

2 women killed as Volvo overturns in Sonepat

2 women killed as Volvo overturns in Sonepat

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

SONEPAT: Two women were killed and 22 other passengers were injured when a Volvo bus, in which they were travelling, overturned near Beeswan Meel Chowk on the NH-44 around 6 am on Wednesday.

Villagers force admn team to return without taking possession of land

Villagers force admn team to return without taking possession of land

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

KARNAL: The district administration and residents of Daha Madanpur village of Karnal came face to face after the administration reached the village to take possession of a 35-acre land on Wednesday.

Man killed for demanding Rs100 payment

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

SONEPAT: Rakesh Pande, a worker in a juice shop near Parker Maal in Kundli area of the district and originally resident of Amethi district in UP, was murdered for demanding payment of Rs100 for drinking juice by the alleged accused Deepanshu and Sunny of village Firozpur Bangar in the district.

Y’nagar man rapes junior TV artiste

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: A Mumbai-based junior artiste working in TV serials was allegedly raped by a man of Jagadhri Workshop of Yamunanagar town on pretext of marrying her.

F’bad murders: Accused nabbed from M’rashtra

F’bad murders: Accused nabbed from M’rashtra

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

FARIDABAD: Mukesh Kumar, the accused in the murder of a doctor and three members of his family, was nabbed from Shirdi in Maharashtra this morning.

Stalker made taekwondo player’s life hell, says sister

Stalker made taekwondo player’s life hell, says sister

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

GURUGRAM: A day after national-level taekwondo player Sarita was shot dead by her stalker Sombir, her elder sister told mediapersons that Sarita was under constant threat from Sombir.

Brett Lee takes part in awareness drive on hearing ailments

Brett Lee takes part in awareness drive on hearing ailments

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

KARNAL: Cricket legend and Cochlear’s Global Hearing Ambassador Brett Lee took part in a state-level programme to create awareness on hearing loss, encourage Universal New-born Hearing Screening (UNHS) and the need for early screening and intervention for children with profound hearing loss, here today.

Indians more prone to diabetes, premature cardiac complications

Indians more prone to diabetes, premature cardiac complications

14 Nov 2019 | 7:49 AM

ROHTAK: India has around 62.4 million people with diabetes, and the number is set to surpass 100 million by 2030, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Six-laning project hangs fire in Kurukshetra

Six-laning project hangs fire in Kurukshetra

14 Nov 2019 | 7:47 AM

KURUKSHETRA: A continuous delay in the six-laning of the Pipli-Kurukshetra University stretch has become an ordeal for thousands of people.

Hisar, Bhiwani see worst air; Haryana clocks 6K farm fires

Hisar, Bhiwani see worst air; Haryana clocks 6K farm fires

14 Nov 2019 | 12:19 PM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana recorded the worst air quality in the country today with Hisar and Bhiwani emerging as the most polluted places, as stubble burning incidents in the state crossed 6,000.

Haryana Cabinet expansion on Thursday

Haryana Cabinet expansion on Thursday

14 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first expansion of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Cabinet will take place on Thursday, an official spokesman said.

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